"You can't possibly be called an otaku without this book." --Danny Choo, www.dannychoo.com
"Galbraiths knowledge of Akihabaras history and current manifestations makes the neighborhoods warrens of obscurity feel vivid and layered, like a promising archeological dig." --Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica
"Prepare for a wild, educational, and entertaining ride!" -- from the foreword by Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga!
"The author is clearly knowledgeable and the entries are rarely short blurbs, but are richly detailed and informative." --The Gaming Dungeon
This inexpensive, attractive and useful reference should have wide appeal for both otaku patrons and librarians working with manga and anime. --Library Journal
"The Otaku Encyclopedia
is obviously a treasure trove and necessary for anyone who is interested in anime and manga, but it also has much to offer anyone interested in Japanese history, society or linguistics." --Shelf Awareness
About the Author
PATRICK W. GALBRAITH
is a journalist based in Tokyo. He specializes in Japanese popular culture, and writes a regular column for Metropolis
magazine. He gives weekly tours of Akihabara, the otaku capital of Japan, and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tokyo.